Hello Design Lovers and welcome back to another interview with Design Talk. This month I am heading over (virtually) to the little Cotswold village of Great Rissington in the UK to introduce you to the lovely Camilla and Camilla Bellord Interiors.
This little lady is a trained interior designer from KLC School of Design... Ahhh only one of the best design schools in Europe. And her portfolio of works includes showhomes at Kings Chelsea, I must ask her does she know Jamie Lang!!! Although I think I may be the only one still watching MIC, the Grand Park Hotel and just one or two ski chalets in Gstaad!!
Design envy anyone? Yup me too! Soo Camilla has been kind enough to take the time to answer a few design questions for us and give a little insight into her world of Interior Design.
1: So :) Can you tell me a little more about you and what you feel best describes your interior style?
A husband and wife team which prides themselves on delivering timeless interiors, infused with an eclectic elegance.
Camilla trained at the prestigious KLC School of Design in Chelsea, and before setting up Camilla Bellord Interiors, worked at Lifestyles Interiors, part of the exclusive Northacre Property Development Group, Fox Linton Associates in London and Federica Palacios Design in Geneva.
Camilla’s husband Tom, who has over 20 years of commercial marketing and property development experience, joined the team to oversee the management of the business in 2017. He brings a wealth of senior management experience and ‘Best in Class’ client servicing where meticulous attention to detail, exacting standards and the utmost of discretion are paramount.
2: What has been your favourite interior project you worked on and why?
We enjoy all of our projects as they all offer something totally unique, but we did particularly love a recent project in Buckinghamshire. We created a serene and timeless backdrop and infused it with pops of personality; a collection of old school sporting caps, a fabulous nude sculpture from Abigail Ahern, a screen print from Barbara Smith, a Maison des Vacances cowhide flag cushion...
3: What was the inspiration behind this interior or where do you usually draw your inspiration from?
The existing architecture and beautiful surrounding landscape were key to this project, but inspiration is everywhere! A coffee at Daylesford, a visit to the Dior exhibition at the V&A, or simply a walk in the local fields which are filled with the most wonderful array of ever changing colour.
4: What are your go-to interior shops and why?
We have a little black book filled with fabulous suppliers and always tailor our selection to the clients personality and project parameters but some of our favourites are Howe, Nicholas Haslam, Ochre and Hunt & Hope.
5: What in your view makes a great designed interior?
It’s so important for us that our design stands the test of time. With clients investing in us want to ensure they can enjoy their new space in years to come. But it doesn’t stop there....We always strive to redesign space with a harmonious blend of aesthetic and function. Not only does a space need to look wonderful, it needs to work too!
6: Finally, What interior designer has inspired you the most in your design career and why?
Federica Palacios Design.
I was lucky enough to work with Federica for seven years; it was a truly incredible and inspirational journey. Federica is a master of her craft and is nothing short of a miracle worker. I learnt so much working with her on some truly exceptional projects; a town house in Cadogan Square, the Grand Park Hotel and ski chalets in Gstaad to name but a few.
My God that does sound incredible Camilla! Very jealous! Thank you again so much for taking part :) It has been a pleasure to interview you xx
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